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Question 32-13(7): Classification Of Registered Nurses
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Seamus Henry Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister responsible for the Financial Management Board, Mr. Todd. Recently, Mr. Speaker, I received some correspondence from registered nurses in the Northwest Territories, from the association, outlining concerns about classification of nurses as a vocation as opposed to a profession under the Hay Plan. I would, therefore, like to ask the Minister for some clarification on this matter. Could the Minister please indicate for this House as to what classification registered nurses fall in under the Hay Plan? Are registered nurses considered a profession by this government? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Question 32-13(7): Classification Of Registered Nurses
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. The Minister responsible for the Financial Management Board. Mr. Todd.

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Question 32-13(7): Classification Of Registered Nurses
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I had the answers to those questions with me earlier but I cannot seem to find them. Given that it is a technical question in particular, as it relates to the Hay Plan, et cetera, I would beg my honourable colleague's indulgence. I apologize to him. I am afraid I have to take the question as notice. Sorry.

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Question 32-13(7): Classification Of Registered Nurses
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The question is taken as notice. Oral questions. Mr. Ootes.

Question 33-13(7): Compensation For Non-union Employees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is also for the Minister of the Financial Management Board. It is in regard to the employment equity benefits for excluded employees of this government. I was wondering if the Minister could tell us, I had asked some questions by way of correspondence earlier whether former GNWT employees who are not part of the union are eligible for employment equity compensation packages. My question is, are those employees eligible for a compensation package? Thank you.

Question 33-13(7): Compensation For Non-union Employees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Minister responsible for the Financial Management Board, Mr. Todd.

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Question 33-13(7): Compensation For Non-union Employees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We did give, recently we approved money on the pay equity side for the non-unionized employees that currently work for the government and we are reviewing the other aspects for those who no longer work for the government who were non-unionized as to whether or not we should pay them. We have not made that decision at this time and I will try to do that before I leave the office next week. Thank you.

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Question 33-13(7): Compensation For Non-union Employees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Ootes.

Supplementary To Question 33-13(7): Compensation For Non-union Employees
Question 33-13(7): Compensation For Non-union Employees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jake Ootes Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Also, could the Minister tell us how many excluded employees would be affected by this and the second question to that would be, what classification codes would be affected?

Supplementary To Question 33-13(7): Compensation For Non-union Employees
Question 33-13(7): Compensation For Non-union Employees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Mr. Todd, two questions again. The Member has used his third and final supplementary. Mr. Todd.

Further Return To Question 33-13(7): Compensation For Non-union Employees
Question 33-13(7): Compensation For Non-union Employees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Todd Keewatin Central

I am assuming that my honourable colleague means the employees that have left the employ of the government and are either living in the south or a few of them who might be living in the north. I will look into that, but we are paying all of our employees who are currently working for the government that are non-unionized that fall under the pay equity category as we speak. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 33-13(7): Compensation For Non-union Employees
Question 33-13(7): Compensation For Non-union Employees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Oral questions. Mr. Picco.

Question 34-13(7): GNWT Pay Equity Obligation
Item 6: Oral Questions

March 23rd, 1999

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Edward Picco Iqaluit

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of the Financial Management Board also. It concerns the pay equity situation. Could the Minister inform this House that indeed, if the pay equity reaches its final conclusion in the federal court, would this government or any successive government have to pay the amount that was owed? For example, we know that the Members right now of the UNW are signing off on an offer being presented by this Minister. If the court reaches its final conclusion, would the government or successive governments have to pay more? Does the Minister

have a reading on that or a legal opinion? Thank you.

Question 34-13(7): GNWT Pay Equity Obligation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

You cannot ask a Minister of a legal opinion in the House. It is a hypothetical question if you ask what if. The question is out of order. Question period is over. As I have mentioned in my statement regarding a reception. The question period is now over. I would like to invite the Members and the public to join us in the Great Hall for some presentations.

--Break

Question 34-13(7): GNWT Pay Equity Obligation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The House will come back to order. Item 7, written questions. Item 8, returns to written questions. Item 9, replies to opening address. Item 10, petitions. Mr. Barnabas.